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Forum: Lighting   07-19-2012, 11:07 PM
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Posted By Z-Wytt
Good to know about the sand - I do have a few...

Good to know about the sand - I do have a few root tabs located close to the swords and crypts actually and they seem to be doing well. I suppose MTS will help this predicament of delivering ferts to...
Forum: Lighting   07-19-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Z-Wytt
Yes, I understand there are other factors and...

Yes, I understand there are other factors and that they all need to be working in harmony.

For ferts, I dose based on Mr. Barr's Estimative Index (slightly less than recommended due to bad algae...
Forum: Lighting   07-19-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Z-Wytt
4 x 54 T5HO...not enough?

My 180 has been a work in progress for a while now. I now have 4 x 54 T5HO from AH Supply approximately 30'' - 32'' above the substrate. From the PAR charts, it would seem as though this is enough...
Forum: Lighting   06-14-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By Z-Wytt
Hoppy, after spending a couple hours with your...

Hoppy, after spending a couple hours with your PAR vs. Distance post, I am now to the point where I understand the concept and your last post entirely. I believe I discovered another source of lack...
Forum: Lighting   06-12-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By Z-Wytt
Thanks for the informative reply, Hoppy. Yes the...

Thanks for the informative reply, Hoppy. Yes the canopy cannot be changed, so the lights will have to be 10'' above the water. I think I will get another 2 x 54 watt kit from AH supply and attempt...
Forum: Lighting   06-07-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By Z-Wytt
Thanks guys. Hoppy: The bulbs and...

Thanks guys.

Hoppy: The bulbs and reflectors are from an AH Supply retrofit kit. They are wired into my canopy which sits approximately 10'' above the water. Four T5HO bulbs at this height would...
Forum: Lighting   06-06-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By Z-Wytt
Not enough light...how much to add?

After investing in pressurized CO2 and fertilizers, I have still only succeeded in growing algae and slowly killing off my plants. I'm thinking the culprit is not enough lighting now - I have just...
Forum: Lighting   04-25-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Z-Wytt
Also, I believe that rule has little to no...

Also, I believe that rule has little to no application for larger tanks.

If I decide to add 2 x 24'' compact fluorescent to my existing 2 x 48'' T5 AH Supply retrofit, would you consider that...
Forum: Lighting   04-25-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Z-Wytt
Thanks for all of the responses. I'm unsure...

Thanks for all of the responses.

I'm unsure of exact water parameters, besides knowing the pH is around 8. My discus have always been happy, so I've never felt the need to monitor the water too...
Forum: Lighting   04-24-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Z-Wytt
180 Gallon - what's missing?

Hey all, longtime lurker and first time thread-starter.

I'm struggling with plants/algae in my discus display tank. Recently converted from bare-bottom to planted, here are the relevant details:...
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